NEW YORK (AP) - Alabama is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, moving past Southern California after its resounding victory against Michigan.

The Crimson Tide swayed more than enough voters with its 41-14 win Saturday night in Texas to overtake the preseason No. 1 Trojans, who beat Hawaii 49-10. USC entered that game a 40-point favorite at home.

The Tide receives 45 first-place votes, up 28 from last week. USC draws 11 first-place votes and No. 3 LSU four.

It's the 47th time Alabama has been No. 1, the 16th under coach Nick Saban.

This is the 86th time in the 76-year history of the AP media poll that the top-ranked team won and dropped in the rankings. It's happened at least once every year since 2007.

Team
1. Alabama (45)
2. Southern Cal (11)
3. LSU (4)
4. Oregon
5. Oklahoma
6. Florida State
7. Georgia
8. Arkansas
9. South Carolina
9. West Virginia
11. Michigan State
12. Clemson
13. Wisconsin
14. Ohio State
15. Virginia Tech
16. Nebraska
17. Texas
18. Oklahoma State
19. Michigan
20. TCU
21. Kansas State
22. Notre Dame
23. Louisville
24. Florida
25. Stanford

Others receiving votes: Boise State 79, Tennessee 73, BYU 63, North Carolina 48, Baylor 38, Utah 34, Washington 15, Georgia Tech 14, Ohio 10, Texas State 10, Missouri 7, South Florida 5, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Auburn 3, Mississippi State 3, Cincinnati 2.

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